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We Have the Blueprint for Liveable, Low-Carbon Cities. We Just Need to Use It

September 19, 2019

Over the past seven years more than 100 research projects at the Co-operative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living,...

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Pallavi Bharadwaj

Reflections on a Review of Studies on the Physical and Emotional Toll of Carrying Water

August 1, 2019

Growing up in India, I was fortunate enough to have a piped supply of municipal water in my home....

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Engineering Gives Me a Chance to Make the World Better

June 27, 2019

Editor’s note: This profile of an engineer is a contribution to Engineering for Change courtesy of the international infrastructure...

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The Conversation

As More Developing Countries Reject Plastic Waste Exports, Wealthy Nations Seek Solutions at Home

June 10, 2019

Less than two years after China banned most imports of scrap material from abroad, many of its neighbors are...

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Pallavi Bharadwaj

Solutions for Resilience and Peace Building Across the World

May 30, 2019

About 90 percent of USAID’s water priority countries are conflict-affected or fragile. In 2018, over 60 million people around the world...

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Pallavi Bharadwaj

Solutions to Keep Food on the Table in a Changing Climate

The world’s food production is in jeopardy because the fertile layer of soil that people depend on to plant crops is...

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Rob Goodier

Black and Decker Introduces a Solar Irrigation Pump for Indian Farms

May 20, 2019

Solar-powered water pumps have officially entered the mainstream. Stanley Black & Decker, the multinational conglomerate widely known for its...

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Pallavi Bharadwaj

India’s Universal Power Supply May Be Only a Subsidy Policy Away

May 13, 2019

India has almost achieved the historic goal of connecting every household to the electricity grid. The next challenge is...

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Rob Goodier

A Tool Kit Helps Designers Create Products with the Planet in Mind

April 22, 2019

Engineers often run into the same problem when creating new products designed to make a positive impact: unintended consequences....

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Rob Goodier

A Day in the Life: E4C’s Research Fellowship Translates to Job Skills

April 19, 2019

Engineering for Change follows up with the talented graduates of our Research Fellowship to learn how they apply the...

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Latest Comments

  • […] A wonderful infographic by OXFAM demonstrating the impact of climate change, waste and hunger  on our food production system http://www.engineeringforchange.org/whats-wrong-with-our-food-system/ […]

    What's wrong with our food system?
    Can Disruptive Innovation and Start-ups provide the new “Miracles” tackling Climate Change? - Venture Tinkers
  • E17 - SIMPLE WATER TREATMENT METHODS FOR USE IN THE HOME 1) What is involved ? The methods presented in this factsheet are used to make water drinkable. They can be applied at hole, at the family level. The methods described comprise : * Straining * The three pot method * Treatment by boiling * Trea...

    Ten low-cost ways to treat water
    invwaterpbm
  • I really expect this training the problem the time is not in utc

    Seminar Series: Research in Global Design
    alkitg8
  • Poverty is more properly an economic than engineering problem. The basis of economic success and growth is in property rights, rule of law, free trade, free markets... multiplied by low cost government, transportation, communications... Engineering tends to be involved in higher levels of complexity...

    Engineers Are Not Ending Poverty. Time for a Change?
    6ff2209d
  • I think Lawrence and Mitra have valid points to the argument. Scale, capacity building, how we measure poverty, all need to be considered. Like the solutions developed, they can't be in isolation, otherwise, there is too much risk of failure.

    Engineers Are Not Ending Poverty. Time for a Change?
    cbirzer
  • Yes, but. We may be helping with improvements in ways, that aren't measured in the official statistics. Many of the systems we work on, IF they are done in co-operation with the community are both repairable and duplicatible by/in the community. If those actions only require local materials and labo...

    Engineers Are Not Ending Poverty. Time for a Change?
    larry.bentley
  • I think Engineers need to not only think broader - i.e. at the related systems causing the poverty, but also AT SCALE, i.e. at the scale of the problem. For example, a small scale, locally built water filter may be the perfect solution for the village you are working with, but have you thought about...

    Engineers Are Not Ending Poverty. Time for a Change?
    mitra
  • Hi Jana! I am using Microsoft Edge and have tried your suggestions several times now still with no luck. Are you able to get to the download link or do you have trouble when trying?

    Design for Impact with Solid Edge 3D Tools
    rsturko
  • We are sorry you are having troubles with the download. What browser are you using? Did you try logging out and then back in, and then trying to page again? Please let us know.

    Design for Impact with Solid Edge 3D Tools
    Jana Melpolder
  • I am not able to download a copy of the software. The link provided only comes up with "access denied you must be logged in to access". I am definitely logged in since I am able to leave this comment.

    Design for Impact with Solid Edge 3D Tools
    rsturko

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